Penn State Excellence in Advising Award

Established by the Undergraduate Student Government's Academic Assembly with support from the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Excellence in Advising Award recognizes advising excellence. Two categories serve to celebrate one faculty and one staff member who are outstanding academic advisers. All current, full-time employees with advising responsibilities and at least two years of University service are eligible. Selection criteria include general advising, academic guidance, career guidance, enthusiasm, and assistance in decision making.

Nominate an Adviser

During the fall semester, students may nominate advisers for the Penn State Excellence in Academic Advising Award. Sponsored by the University Advising Council and the Office of Undergraduate Education, the award recognizes and rewards advising excellence. One award is given annually to a faculty member and one to a professional academic adviser. All current full-time University employees with advising responsibilities and two years of advising experience at Penn State are eligible.

Students who wish to honor an adviser who has helped them navigate the University’s academic system, plan a fulfilling program of study, consider co-curricular experiences, and learn to manage their own educational journey at Penn State are welcome to complete a short, online nomination form.

Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2023.

Advisers selected for the Excellence in Advising Award will be recognized by the University in the spring.

Past winners

(Note: Previous winners are not eligible to win a second time.)

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Awards and Recognition

View past winners and nomination instructions for a variety of advising awards from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.